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ha·bit·u·ate

 (hə-bĭch′o͞o-āt′)
v. ha·bit·u·at·ed, ha·bit·u·at·ing, ha·bit·u·ates
v.tr.
To accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure.
v.intr.
1. To cause physiological or psychological habituation, as to a drug.
2. Psychology To experience habituation.

[From Middle English, accustomed, from Late Latin habituātus, past participle of habituārī, to be in a condition, from Latin habitus, condition, habit; see habit.]

habituate

(həˈbɪtjʊˌeɪt)
vb
1. to accustom; make used (to)
2. archaic US and Canadian to frequent

ha•bit•u•ate

(həˈbɪtʃ uˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to accustom (an individual) either physically or mentally to a particular situation; train.
2. Archaic. to frequent.
v.i.
3. to cause habituation.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin habituātus, past participle of habituāre, derivative of Latin habitus habit1]

habituate


Past participle: habituated
Gerund: habituating

Imperative
habituate
habituate
Present
I habituate
you habituate
he/she/it habituates
we habituate
you habituate
they habituate
Preterite
I habituated
you habituated
he/she/it habituated
we habituated
you habituated
they habituated
Present Continuous
I am habituating
you are habituating
he/she/it is habituating
we are habituating
you are habituating
they are habituating
Present Perfect
I have habituated
you have habituated
he/she/it has habituated
we have habituated
you have habituated
they have habituated
Past Continuous
I was habituating
you were habituating
he/she/it was habituating
we were habituating
you were habituating
they were habituating
Past Perfect
I had habituated
you had habituated
he/she/it had habituated
we had habituated
you had habituated
they had habituated
Future
I will habituate
you will habituate
he/she/it will habituate
we will habituate
you will habituate
they will habituate
Future Perfect
I will have habituated
you will have habituated
he/she/it will have habituated
we will have habituated
you will have habituated
they will have habituated
Future Continuous
I will be habituating
you will be habituating
he/she/it will be habituating
we will be habituating
you will be habituating
they will be habituating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been habituating
you have been habituating
he/she/it has been habituating
we have been habituating
you have been habituating
they have been habituating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been habituating
you will have been habituating
he/she/it will have been habituating
we will have been habituating
you will have been habituating
they will have been habituating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been habituating
you had been habituating
he/she/it had been habituating
we had been habituating
you had been habituating
they had been habituating
Conditional
I would habituate
you would habituate
he/she/it would habituate
we would habituate
you would habituate
they would habituate
Past Conditional
I would have habituated
you would have habituated
he/she/it would have habituated
we would have habituated
you would have habituated
they would have habituated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.habituate - take or consume (regularly or habitually)habituate - take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
tope, drink - drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife"
board - lodge and take meals (at)
2.habituate - make psychologically or physically used (to something)habituate - make psychologically or physically used (to something); "She became habituated to the background music"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
inure, indurate, harden - cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"
teach - accustom gradually to some action or attitude; "The child is taught to obey her parents"
addict, hook - to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)

habituate

verb accustom, train, condition, school, season, discipline, break in, harden, acquaint, familiarize, inure, acclimatize, make used to The researchers first habituated each baby to their surroundings.

habituate

verb
To make familiar through constant practice or use:
Translations

habituate

[həˈbɪtjʊeɪt] VTacostumbrar, habituar (to a)

habituate

vtgewöhnen (→ sb to sth jdn an etw (acc), → sb to doing sth jdn daran, etw (acc)zu tun); to be habituated to somethingan etw (acc)gewöhnt sein
References in classic literature ?
He observed, "that among the diversions of our nobility and gentry, I had mentioned gaming: he desired to know at what age this entertainment was usually taken up, and when it was laid down; how much of their time it employed; whether it ever went so high as to affect their fortunes; whether mean, vicious people, by their dexterity in that art, might not arrive at great riches, and sometimes keep our very nobles in dependence, as well as habituate them to vile companions, wholly take them from the improvement of their minds, and force them, by the losses they received, to learn and practise that infamous dexterity upon others?"
On other hand we are raising boys to be brave and teaching them to play rough and we habituate them to take risks because of that they find difficult material to be a challenge and they find it energizing.
The reasons for this can be a result of a few things - failure on the part of the breeder to socialise and habituate puppies prior to them being re-homed, failure of a new owner to continue good breeder socialisation after they have acquired the puppies or a bad experience such as being attacked by another dog or dogs.
Readers will habituate to drastic lifestyle changes by degrees, with the ultimate goal of a change in perception.
The supplier has refreshed the Dream Water brand and begun to habituate retailers to its new packaging.
Designed for players of all ages and their parents, teachers, and coaches, the second edition features additional sport applications in each chapter; a set of true and false questions at the end of each chapter, with answers provided in an appendix; a new final chapter describing activities to habituate mechanical principles of movement; and a new appendix with information on making one's own equipment.
Various invertebrates such as honeybees (Braun and Bicker, 1992), crickets (Engle and Hoy 1999), leeches (Burrell et al., 2001), flatworms (Koopowitz, 1974), and mollusks (Bristol and Carew, 2005) have been shown to habituate to irrelevant stimuli.
Uganda has spent huge sums of money to habituate gorillas for tourism -- a delicate process through which primates get used to human presence without losing their character.